morpho

noun mor·pho \ ˈmȯr-(ˌ)fō \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of morpho

plural morphos
: any of a genus (Morpho of the family Morphoidae) of large showy tropical American butterflies that typically have a brilliant blue metallic luster on the upper surface of the wings

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New Latin, from Greek Morphō, epithet of Aphrodite


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